Don’t tempt fate – stay away from tracks!
Everyday people tempt fate and die trespassing on railroad tracks. Not everyone who trespasses on railroad property does so with bad intentions. Regardless of intent, trespassing isn’t just illegal – it’s dangerous. Pedestrians who walk or play around railroad tracks should be aware of the risks and stay off the tracks. It takes a train traveling 55 mph more than a mile to stop. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a person on the tracks, it is too late to stop the train.
The only safe, legal place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated pedestrian crossing. Remember, crossing arms aren’t just meant for automobiles – never walk around them.